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Young Children
June 3, 2024

Building Executive Function Skills Through Games: The Power of Playful Learning

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: 
Cynthia A. Wiltshire, Molly Scott
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Young Children
Vol. 79, No. 2
June 3, 2024

Summer 2024

Self-Regulation and Executive Function: Responsive and Informed Practices for Early Childhood
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Intentional Teaching Moments: Supporting Executive Function Development and Early Mathematics Through a Geometry Activity

Enhanced by math activities, higher-order mental skills and abilities serve as the behind-the-scenes machinery that facilitates young children’s ability to engage in and demonstrate their learning competency.

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Authored by: 
Holland W. Banse, Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Crystal Day-Hess, Marisa Simoni, Candace Joswick
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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 3
September 1, 2021

Fall 2021

Supporting Literacy Through Engaging Instruction & Materials
The Fall 2021 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles offering a variety of practices and materials to help early childhood educators foster a love of literacy and support early reading, writing, listening, and speaking development.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2017

Mastery Motivation: Persistence and Problem Solving in Preschool

Mastery motivation is persistence—continuing to do or to try to do something that is difficult—at mastering challenging tasks or activities.

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Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2016

Good Guidance: The 7 Essential Life Skills

In this issue, Galinsky delves into the first life skill, focus and self control, and offers teachers practical suggestions for promoting this skill in their work with preschoolers.

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Authored by: 
Ellen Galinsky
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